You remember that feeling when you were first together and the sparks were flying. As time goes on, the sex becomes less frequent and the romance and passion have waned.
Sometimes you think….
“Our marriage feels more like a friendship than a sizzling and passionate relationship,” or
“We just can not get on the same page when it comes to sex”
You are not alone. Even the strongest of marriages can experience intimacy issues.
We as humans have a basic need for attachment, connection, and touch. When we find that is missing in our most intimate relationship, we are often left feeling lonely and empty. Sex and intimacy are an important part of a healthy relationship. Healthy sexuality is an essential part of our overall individual emotional and physical well-being.
Sometimes the last thing we want to do is talk about sex, especially if there is a problem. There is a common stigma around mental health and talking about sex is almost taboo. Sex therapy is designed to help you and your partner discuss issues that are prohibiting sexual satisfaction and how to resolve those issues. There are many issues that can affect our sexual health (both physical and emotional) including, low libido, erectile dysfunction, past or present abuse, shame, stress, mental health conditions, different levels of desire, unsatisfying sexual stimulation and many others.
Couples therapy or sex therapy allows you and your partner to discuss these issues in a supportive environment. In a typical session, we discuss and learn each partner’s feelings about sex and satisfaction, including wants and desires. Then, we explore other issues like establishing open communication and looking at other areas that may be causing distress in the relationship. We focus on becoming mindful so that each partner can become aware of their sexual being, inside and outside of the bedroom. If there are physical issues that need to be addressed outside of therapy, a referral will be made to an appropriate medical doctor.
You and your partner can have a passionate relationship!
Learn to re-ignite that spark again. By discussing issues about your sexual health, you and your partner can learn to reconnect intimately and safely explore your sexual desires.
What if you could have the relationship you’ve always craved? If you’d like me to show you how, please contact me today for an appointment.